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Tryfon J Koutalidis Mergers & Acquisitions


consortium, in Rio-Antirio bridge it advised EIB, in Athens metro it advised Bechtel, in Thessaloniki metro EIB and Aegean Motorway. Koutalidis Law Firm was also involved in many recent


privatizations advising bidders such as Ionian and Popular Bank, Elefsis Shipyard, Duty Free Shops, Olympic Catering, Olympic Airways, Parnitha’s Cazino, General Bank, Commercial Bank of Greece and on the leveraged buyout of TIM Telecommunications SA, Greece’s largest deal, at €3.5 billion, advised Deutsch Telecom AG on its €3.5 bn acquisition in the Greek Telephone operator OTE SA. Dr Koutalidis and his partners are active in the fields


of securities and capital markets law and banking and finance, having advised Alpha Bank, National Bank of Greece, Agricultural Bank of Greece, UBS, Deutsch Bank, Bank of Piraues, EIB Commercial Bank of Greece and Geniki Bank. The arbitration team recently won the case of Hyatt Regenty SA v Hellenic Touristic Estates, where the latter was ordered to pay to Hyatt about €150 million as man- agement fee during the corresponding contract’s duration.


Dr Tryfon J Koutalidis studied law in Athens and in London (UCL) and obtained his PHD degree in aviation law. Dr Koutalidis is the senior partner of Koutalidis Law Firm. Dr Koutalidis started his career in the legal


department of Olympic Airways, where he met Aristotle S Onassis and worked closely with him for many years on various difficult financial deals all over the world. Following Onassis’ training, Dr Koutalidis returned to the family law firm, which is engaged in international transactions, project finance, banking, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, shipping and aviation financing, public tenders and investments. Koutalidis Law Firm has been involved in many mergers and acquisitions,


including Jocobs


Suchard-Pavlides, AEGON-Aspis Pronia, CIGA-Hotel Grande Bretagne, BSN-Papadopoulos Biscuits (10%) DELHAIZE-Vassilopoulos ALPHA BETA, Armaco-Motor Oil and AVIN, Alpha Credit Bank-Commercial Bank of London, KRAFT-Fiesta, Alpha Credit Bank-Ionian and Popular Bank, BC Partners-Hyatt Regency and Societe General-Geniki Bank. Dr Koutalidis and his partners have been involved in


all types of infrastructure projects. In the new Athens international airport the firm advised the successful consortium under Hochtief’s leadership. In Attica toll road, Koutalidis Law Firm advised the Greek successful


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Awards to Koutalidis Law Firm: • International Financial Law Review named Koutalidis Law Firm as the Greek Law Firm of the Year in 2005


•World Finance - Legal Awards Best M&A Team, Greece 2008


• Chambers Europe - Awards for excellence Greece - Law Firm of the Year 2008


•World Finance - Legal Awards Best M&A Team, Greece 2010


Finally, Koutalidis Law Firm is the only Greek Law Firm which is included in the Corporate-Europe list of the 2008 FT Innovative Lawyers List.


Contact:


Tryfon Koutalidis Koutalidis Law Firm


4, Valaoritou Str, Athens, 10671 Greece


Tel: (30) 210 3670 811 Fax: (30) 210 3600 069 Email: tkoutalidis@koutalidis.gr Website: www.koutalidis.gr


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